6 of The Best iPad Apps for Annotating and Marking Up PDFs for Teachers

December 8, 2016
Throughout our blogging experience in reviewing educational mobile apps and web tools, we come to compile and arrange what we believe are the best apps to use for a variety of educational purposes. In today’s post we are sharing with you an example of such collections. This is a selection of our top six iPad apps for annotating and marking up PDFs. As a teacher, you can use these apps to help you: annotate PDFs; sign, fill in and merge PDFs; mark up text using highlights and handwriting; add comments and notes to PDFs; scan and convert images to PDFs and many more.

6 of The Best iPad Apps for Annotating and Marking Up PDFs for Teachers



1- Adobe Acrobat Reader

This is one the most popular PDF apps out there. Besides reading PDFs, Adobe Acrobat also allows you to annotate and sign PDFs. Other features it offers include: add comments to PDFs using sticky notes and drawing tools, highlight and mark-up text with annotation tools, convert pictures taken by your phone’s camera into PDFs, scan several document pages into a single PDF and many more.

2- iAnnotate PDF

‘Use iAnnotate to read, mark up, and share PDF, DOC, PPT and image files! …Choose from the pen, highlighter, typewriter, stamp, straight-line, note, underline, strikeout, photo, voice recording, and date stamp tools. Copy and paste annotations, even from one document to another. Additionally, Use keywords to search the full text or filenames of every document downloaded to your Library, or limit your search to unread, annotated, or favorited documents to refine your results.’

3- PDF Expert

‘PDF Expert 5 is a must-have app for anyone who reads, annotates or edits PDF documents on iPad or iPhone. It allows you to mark up documents with highlights and handwriting, insert text and stamps, sign and even merge PDFs. Moreover, PDF Expert 5 is the best choice for filling out PDF forms right on your iPad and iPhone.’

4- Foxit PDF

‘This is an easy-to-use PDF reader which allows you to view, annotate, and protect PDF files on iOS devices while on the go. Unlike other PDF readers, this app comes with ConnectedPDF, a breakthrough technology that brings new levels of accountability, collaboration, and productivity to the sharing and tracking of PDF documents worldwide.’

5- PDF Forms

‘Fill, sign and annotate Adobe PDF forms and documents. PDF Forms is a powerful processing app for anyone who has to deal with PDF forms and legal documents. With its help you can fill forms, add remarks and notes to the ready document, sign agreements and notices. Moreover, the app offers a choice of handy sharing options such as email, Google Drive or Dropbox and lets print documents via AirPrint.’

6- Notability

‘Students, teachers, and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas, annotate PDFs, mark-up photos, record lectures, provide audio feedback and more. It is uniquely designed for each device to provide the best note taking experience at school, at home, and at work. And with iCloud, your notes are always up to date.’


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